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Triumphs and tragedies of the Aga Khan

WHEN Harzand won a thrilling renewal of the Investec Epsom Derby, he thrust the family of the Aga Khan back into the spotlight, showcasing the successes this family has enjoyed in this Classic race, writes LISA BARRETT. Harzand made it...

Mind you, she’s very good!

ENGLISH Guineas and Oaks winner Minding fulfilled expectations with a stylish display against older fillies in the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes on the final day of the Derby meeting at the Curragh on Sunday. Minding showed a decisive turn...

Harzand confirms his status

HARZAND emerged victorious from a sustained duel with Idaho on Saturday to add the Irish Derby to his recent Investec Derby win. He won by half a length and confirmed his status as the season’s leading middle-distance three-year-old colt...

Hayley Turner to ride again

HAYLEY Turner, who retired from race riding at the end of the 2015 season, is to make a surprise one-off return to the saddle in the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot. Racing Post reports that the 33-year-old, Britain’s...

AP McCoy knighted on big day for Ireland

AP “Tony” McCoy, the legendary former British jump jockey, became the first jockey since Sir Gordon Richards in 1953 to be knighted. The 42-year-old Irishman, who was champion jockey 20 times during his distinguished career, became only the second rider...

Prince Charles is bitten by Racing Bug

AMONG all the news reports to emanate from the 2016 Royal Ascot Festival this week came the titbit that Prince Charles is apparently “hooked on racing”. According to a BBC report by CORNELIUS LYSACHT, the Queen's racing and bloodstock adviser...

French trainer’s Ascot double

QEMAH posted a welcome victory for France by landing the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget on Frida afternoon. Jockey Gregory Benoist won on the 6-1 chance from Nemoralia and Alice Springs. This was Rouget's second straight...

All respected the Order of St George

ORDER of St George, ridden by Ryan Moore, won the Gr1 Gold Cup over 4023m at Royal Ascot on Thursday after racing among the backmarkers for most of the race. The 10-11 favourite ran on strongly in the home straight...

Even Song completes O’Brien’s 50 at Royal Ascot

EVEN SONG made it 50 Royal Ascot winners for Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien after her impressive victory in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday. Even Song proved too strong for Ajman Princess in second place with The...

Another US-trained wins at Royal Ascot

US filly Lady Aurelia sprinted to a stunning seven-length triumph under Frankie Dettori in the Queen Mary Stakes on the second day of the Royal Ascot Festival. The 2-1 chance, trained by Wesley Ward, stormed to victory from the front,...